Coyote Howler

October 6, 2020

Dear Kincaid Families,


Recently our community has been on a roller coaster as we heard news that schools had the potential to open, only followed by news that the opening was delayed. You have probably experienced a range of emotions from excitement, to fear and confusion. I do hope you know that our teachers and staff will continue to work tirelessly in front of the camera for zoom meetings and behind the scenes creating learning videos and assignments for your children. You should be hearing from teachers during the coming weeks to schedule individual parent/teacher conferences.


ASD has a new Decision Making Matrix. If you would like to understand the details used to decide when schools will return to face-to-face instruction please follow this guide. Matrix


In preparing for the possibility of face-to face instruction, here are some items for you to consider.


  • Students should practice wearing a mask (this will be required at school including during recess)
  • See your child's doctor before we return if you need to update asthma action plans and allergy plans (we need to know if your child's symptoms are new or related to their chronic health conditions)
  • Drinking fountains will not be in use, so plan for water bottles. You can send a refillable bottle to school or a disposable bottle. We do have access to water for filling these bottles.
  • Prepare your child, that school will not be like other years. We will not be mingling with friends from other classes (not even at recess), we will eat lunch in our classrooms. PE/Art/Health/Music classes are not regularly scheduled.


This Wednesday, October 7, at 4:00 pm, I will be hosting a Principal Town Hall Meeting. Please join me to hear from our Specialist about how your family can stay involved at Kincaid and in our community. I look forward to seeing you! Come see Mrs. Zorea, Mrs. Reale, Nurse Rachel, Mrs. Holonics, Ms. Heather, and Ms. Lang during our Town Hall Meeting. We really miss you!


Join Zoom Meeting

https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/97137715760?pwd=bXl0SDc1bUkzQm0zSi9NNnc1WE9Wdz09


Meeting ID: 971 3771 5760

Passcode: Coyotes


Sincerely,


Wendy Zorea

Principal

First Quarter Grades

Grades are collected from the assignments posted in Canvas Classrooms and student participation during Zoom classrooms. Students will also earn grades in music, art, health, and PE by completing the online learning activities their teachers have posted. If students have not completed the work, they will most likely earn a lower grade this first quarter. Your teachers will be contacting you to begin setting up individual parent/teacher conferences between now and October 23. Parents should check Parent Connect in Zangle Q to see current grades. Communicate with your child's teacher if you have questions.


All students have access to iReady and are encouraged to do daily practice in both math and reading for 15 minutes with each content area. Students should be completing a minimum of 30 minutes a day in iReady, but of course may do more. Teachers look at the iReady tasks frequently to see how their students are performing.

ASD Virtual

Dear ASD Virtual Families,


We have your printed materials at the front office. Please come by M-F between 9:00-4:00 to pick up your materials. We would be so happy to see you!

Important Dates

Each of these events will be hosted in a zoom meeting. We will send out links in an email.


  • Oct 7: Principal's Town Hall Meeting @ 4:00 pm
  • Oct 12: PTA Meeting @ 6:15.
  • Oct 20: Family Virtual Art Night for Primary @ 6:30 pm
  • Oct 22: Family Virtual Art Night for Intermediate @ 6:30
  • Oct. 23-31 Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 26: Family Virtual Game Night- BINGO

PTA Meeting

We are excited to announce our first PTA meeting for the year! Mark your calendars for Monday October 12, at 6:15pm. We will be sending out an invite to a Zoom Meeting prior to the meeting. We do need your input, so please consider becoming a member of our PTA. Their email is kincaidschoolpta@gmail.com


ZOOM INFO:

Topic: Kincaid PTA General Meeting

Time: Oct 12, 2020 06:15 PM Alaska

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8263908280?pwd=OFl1RFFQMGFmWmdFM0diWW5oUlJjdz09

Meeting ID: 826 390 8280
Passcode: PTA


If you would like to join the PTA please go to this website: https://my-site-102228-107635.square.site/

Red Ribbon Week

National Red Ribbon Week October 23-31
Mark calendars to celebrate National Red Ribbon week October 23-31. This year’s theme is Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug-Free.

School Business Partners

School Board

Elisa Vakalis

Margo Belamy

Star Marsett

Andy Holleman

Alisha Hilde

Dave Donley

Deena Mitchell

Home of the Kind Coyotes

Mission Statement: Kincaid Elementary School is a neighborhood school that provides a safe, structured, positive learning environment to meet the unique needs of our students. We believe in a strong academic program that is centered on the child and their specific developmental needs. It is our mission to provide a solid educational program while at the same time nurturing our students to become kind humans in our larger community. We will facilitate a learning environment in-school and online to support ALL students to become kind, respectful, responsible and safe citizens.